I have to admit, the last week of vacation was quite lazy. Naps everyday, visits from neighbors, finishing another book. Pure down time. The heat was high again, so was the humidity, so I spent a lot more time indoors than I cared to. The Husband didn't seem to mind. he went fishing in The Beast almost every evening. Didn't have a whole lot of luck catching anything, the kids fishing off docks in our bay seemed to have more success! But fishing in his new boat was the highlight of his trip and although I passed on many an excursion, he was a happy guy!
Isn't this a cute arrangement?! We had an old, ugly bistro table with these heart shaped chairs that we managed to salvage. We took the seats off and The Husband put his potted plants in them. Then he added them to our new bistro table. If I wasn't in my lazy mode, I would have made a little tablescape!
Our good friends, the Miller's were staying on a nearby lake and came to visit a few times. It was always fun, snacking, cooking out and having a few drinks by the fire. Their son, Luke, cooked chicken on the grill for us one night. This is his innovative way to avoid the heat and smoke! lol!
Speaking of smoke, I showed you our fire pit in my last post. This is the new and improved fire pit completely put together piece by piece by The Husband. It took him almost all day Since the temperatures were so high, we just gave it a trial run. It's so nice to sit by it and not get smoke in your eyes. Hopefully cool temps are on the way and we can really put it to use!
Packing up was not easy in more ways than one. We had a ton of leftover food, fruit and veggies. Neighbors were always so nice in sharing goodies from their gardens. Susie next door had tons of zucchini and green beans that she shared with us. Yum!
We got home about 6:00 p.m. last night and it's a little of a relief! Vacations can be a time to renew and they can also exhaust you! Bot moreover, they add balance to your life and I sure needed that! Now it's back to a routine and enjoying the second half of the summer.
If I have missed commenting on your blog, I am so sorry. I did very little blogging while I was gone, but I promise to catch up this week. I hope I didn't miss anything juicy! See you all soon! :)